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How Much Does Pool Cleaning Cost?

 
low costDo-It-Yourself: $20-$100 per monthaverage costMedium: $75-$165 per month
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In-ground backyard pools require regular service including skimming the pool's surface, vacuuming the pool floor, brushing the walls, emptying baskets and the filter trap, and backwashing the circulation system, according to Better Homes and Gardens. The water must also be tested for sanitization and to maintain a balanced pH level.

Typical costs:

  • Once a week pool cleaners cost $75-$165 per month, based on four visits.
  • Do-it-yourself pool cleaning runs $20-$100 per month for chemicals during the summer after initial purchase of pool tools including a vacuum head and hose from $50, and a maintenance kit with a wall brush, leaf skimmer, test kits and telescopic pole for around $60.
Related articles: Swimming Pool, House Cleaning

What should be included:
  • A regular weekly pool service package generally includes brushing walls and steps, skimming debris off the water surface, checking and adjusting chemicals, backwashing the filter as needed and emptying the skimmer and pump baskets. Some companies include vacuuming the bottom and brushing the tiles.
  • Each pool runs on a filter system--cartridge, diatomaceous earth or sand. As the filter becomes clogged with debris, the back pressure on the filter system rises and the overall flow rate of the swimming pool circulation system drops. Cartridge filters are removed from the unit, then cleaned with a running house, according to About Swimming[1] .
Additional costs:
  • Regular filter cleaning costs around $60-$65. Power vacuuming is intense cleaning for a neglected pool and runs $55-$124 per hour.
  • Pools that are properly covered during the winter will require an opening service that prepares the pool for summer use. Opening costs are around $100-149 which includes an initial chlorine shock, removing cover, re-installing pump, filter, chlorinator, re-installing ladders and diving board.
  • Closing a well-maintained pool runs about $100-$159 and requires draining the water level below the freezing level, clearing water out of the plumbing lines, removing the ladders and diving board and attaching a pool cover.
Discounts:
  • Senior discounts are available at a variety of pool services.
Shopping for pool cleaning:
  • The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals[2] offers an online pool service locator.
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Premium pool service
Amount: $85.00 per month
Posted by: Frank Albergo in Naples, FL.Posted: November 30th, 2018 08:11PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 25000Firm: Great guys, show up every week, best com
Great guys, show up every week, best company I've had from my 20 years living in Florida.
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Poo service
Amount: $99.00 per month
Posted by: Bobby Howard in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: July 20th, 2018 06:07PM
Sq Ft of Pool: Firm: Protege Pool Services
Protege continues our weekly service that takes care of all of the cleaning and chemical balance. We have been pleased with them for over 2 years.
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Pool Professionalism
Amount: $125.00 per month
Posted by: Tracy Sands in Ventura, CA.Posted: April 30th, 2018 11:04PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 10,000Firm: Sands Pool & Spa Service
There is a huge difference between a licensed, CPO certified/IPSSA certified pool chemist and a guy who knows how to operate pool equipment and a vacuum. Anyone can clean a pool, just like anyone can do the dishes. Only those who are educated in water chemistry can truly balance your pool's water to the standard it should be.
I am a licensed/certified pool service contractor in Ventura, CA.
There are many "pool guys" in this industry who never read a book on water chemistry. They only know what they have done on the job or what someone has told them. Which basically means, they only know so much. They don't understand chemistry. If you show them any chemical formula or composition, they would scratch their heads. Which is why you should always hire a licensed, certified, and insured professional. Would you want your children and/or loved ones swimming in chemicals that weren't correctly balanced? I don't think so. Neither would I. Just hire a pro and pay the man what he's worth
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Pool Maintenance
Amount: $145.00 per month
Posted by: Bleu in Houston, TX.Posted: February 20th, 2018 08:02AM
Sq Ft of Pool: VariesFirm: Bleu Lake Pools
Prices varies on pool size
Repairs are charged separately
Plaster and tile available!
Chemicals are included in the price
Brushing and vacuuming also included in price
[email protected] for more info. Houston and surrounding areas only
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Pool. Maintenance
Amount: $180.00 per month
Posted by: Magnum in Enterprise, AL.Posted: December 23rd, 2017 02:12PM
Sq Ft of Pool: Any in ground poolFirm: Crystal clear pools of Enterprise AL
45.00 + cost of chemicals Weekly vacuuming clean skimmer pump basket backwash rinse brush if needed skim water chemistry check and adjustment's as needed.check equipment and clean polaris cleaner. Also I'll usually spray deck off if needed to keep more stuff out of pool. Add additional 10 to 15 bucks extra starting Nov 1st because leaves egg corns and pine straw becomes a lot more work if not screened in.no contracts although I've thought about it. Next year I will be having customer sighn an agreement not responsible for liner's tear rips. Floating liner's on pump and dumps and customer responsible for water level. And not responsible for calcium build up our water hardness is only 80 ppm $75.00 service calls plus parts. It's a pain to collect but I like to bill weekly.
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H2o pool and spa service
Amount: $90.00 per month
Posted by: Rafael Vazquez in Escondido, CA.Posted: November 2nd, 2017 06:11PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 15kFirm:
Complete service.
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Clean swimming pool
Amount: $160.00 per month
Posted by: Cleda May Dudley in Chicago, IL.Posted: June 2nd, 2017 05:06PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 5 feetFirm: Above ground swimming pool
I would like someone to come out to my house to clean my swimming pool it is dark green I have left at the pool I would before the 21st of a ass APS you could call me at 773)5434055
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Lanai and Pool Cleaning Naples FL
Amount: $140.00 per month
Posted by: Marc Z in Naples, FL.Posted: February 10th, 2017 10:02PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 18,000Firm: Lanai Screen Repairs
The prices may be a little higher than I expected but the service was great. They respect my property like it was their own and they work hard. http://lanaiscreenrepairs.com
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Amazing service at a decent price
Amount: $125.00 per month
Posted by: [email protected] in Reseda, CA.Posted: January 25th, 2017 10:01PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 20,000Firm: Beck Pools - Reseda CA
I get one price on my bill every month and never have to worry about it changing. Only charges extra for repairs or parts needed for the pool. Shows up every week and is always available when I text. Ted Beck has an amazing pool service. Highly recommended. His number is 818-277-1168.
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Jackson Pool Service
Amount: $125.00 per month
Posted by: Rich Jackson in Naples, FL.Posted: November 28th, 2016 11:11AM
Sq Ft of Pool: Firm: Jackson Pool Service
Everything in one package. Cleaning, scrubbing, chemicals, etc. Hands down the BEST service in Naples.
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Weekly pool cleaning
Amount: $90.00 per month
Posted by: Alive M. in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: September 10th, 2016 11:09AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 33,000Firm: Protege Pool Services
They include everything for $85-$90 and you don't pay if you're not happy. Hugo is greatest pool guy working for Protege Pool Services
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Average monthly price in Houston
Amount: $150.00 per month
Posted by: Jesus Perez in HOUSTON, TX.Posted: July 24th, 2016 08:07PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 100Firm:
This includes a full weekly service
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Regional pool cleaner
Amount: $280.00 per month
Posted by: Master repair tech in Virginia beach, VA.Posted: July 21st, 2016 07:07PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 20,000-30,000Firm: ASP pools
Been doin pools professionally for 2 years, know everything one can know about the science behind chemicals and repairs on equipment...to show up, vacuum thoroughly, skimmers dumped, equipment checked and back washed etc. full chem check with proper balance, and not just some yahoo dumping stuff Into the pool because the chart says too...your paying for precision, experience, chemicals used, rescuing a pool should phosphates turn it green, or metals turning it other odd colors. It costs to have quality.
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Quality
Amount: $95.00 per month
Posted by: Carl Shugwin in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: July 14th, 2016 03:07PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 15,000 galFirm: Barefoot Pools
Alwas does a good job. Hoses my deck, cleans equipment. Constantly lubing orings. Always notifies me when somthing needs to be replaced and never does it if its over 50 dollars unless i approve. Includes all services.
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Commercial pools
Amount: $0.00 per month
Posted by: CMS in Tomball, TX.Posted: July 5th, 2016 08:07AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 60000Firm:
What is the starting rate for full service pool and spa maintenance on commercial accounts like apartments and hotels?
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A great company
Amount: $95.00 per month
Posted by: Linda Mallard in Boca raton, FL.Posted: June 29th, 2016 02:06AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 170000Firm: Sparkling Clear Pool Care
My pool went green in March while working with a owner operator. Stephen the manager of Sparkling Clear Pool Care was recommend as the go to company for all Palm Brach reestate agents. So I hired them rite away and I can see the have I well run organization they have kept my pool looking great since. Paying $95 instead of $80 for a clean pool is while worth it.
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monthly pool maintenance
Amount: $85.00 per month
Posted by: JM1 in Indio, CA.Posted: June 18th, 2016 01:06PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 300Firm:
My pool company in Indio, CA charges me $85 for two calls per month for my salt water pool. It includes all chemicals. They wanted $150 for once a week but I said no. I still think I am paying slightly too much.
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Vision Pools in Southern California
Amount: $80.00 per month
Posted by: Michael Vision Pools in Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, CA.Posted: June 11th, 2016 10:06AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 20,000Firm:
Expect $80-$120 in this area for average sized pools. With most pools being $80-$100 a month. Covers everything including chemicals and vacuuming, even minor repairs. Just remember every single company is completely different with different charges and quality of work. If you have a good one and paying a price similar or less than $100 a month, keep them.
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angry owner... You can't afford it don't own a pool!
Amount: $300.00 per month
Posted by: Angry owner. You don't like it call Joe Schmoe! in Danbury, CT.Posted: April 29th, 2016 07:04AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 512Firm: Private
Most of the prices listed are for all year round pool use. For CT the $75 a week for only the service. Chemicals are extra. Some pools use less or more so how can a company charge for chemicals in their price when some pools use almost no chemicals, does not seem very fair to do that.Then you have pools that are constantly adding water which will use a boat load more chemicals compared to a pool that does not leak. If we are at a job and there is a small problem we are just going to fix it while we are there. Would you rather us not fix it schedule a separate service call to come back out for a little thing that's probably going to take a homeowner realistically 3 days to fix once you find the time and the part to get it done, good luck with that. Pool guys also have a ton of insurance to pay and In CT you have to be a licensed technician to work on a pool. Safety is a big thing. Would you rather pay Joe Schmoe or a professional who checks safety issues every week.
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Ouch
Amount: $200.00 per month
Posted by: Bobstg in Birmingham, AL.Posted: April 5th, 2016 07:04PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 18x30Firm:
I was charged opening fee of $200 plus $175 to clean right off the bat, Was supprized that opening did not include first cleaning.
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Monthly Pool Service
Amount: $95.00 per month
Posted by: Ed S. in Sarasota, FL.Posted: March 25th, 2016 05:03PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 800Firm:
I had to fire my old pool service, half the time they never showed up.. Which is pretty common here in Sarasota. Found a new service that actually shows up. So far they've been great. I always recommend them when I can. Their website is intothebluesrq.com
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Monthly pool service
Amount: $90.00 per month
Posted by: Happiest customer! in Clearwater, FL.Posted: October 22nd, 2015 04:10PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 12000Firm: Platinum pool services of pinellas
Our guy is great, he really cleans the pool. Other companies were here 5 minutes and didn't even stop to look at equipment. His price includes all chemicals and is here the same time each week like clock work!
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Weekly Pool Maintenance Done Right
Amount: $120.00 per month
Posted by: Jen K in Oak View, CA.Posted: August 17th, 2015 09:08PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 20,000 galFirm: ProClean Pool Care
I have been using a local company called ProClean Pool Care for awhile now. They charge me $120.00 a month for weekly service. Great deal since I was being charged $160.00 a month from my previous pool company and they didn't do half the job ProClean does. They are reasonably priced on filter cleans and don't over charge on repairs. The owners Chuck Sr. and Chuck Jr. are always easy to reach and willing to answer all of my questions. I have recommended them on many occasions and everyone seems very satisfied.
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are you people crazy
Amount: $180.00 per month
Posted by: jim Stack in Birmingham, AL.Posted: August 13th, 2015 01:08PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 800Firm: greengoaquatics
I own a service company. I work 70 plus hours a week and have 46 pools I make about $32000 a year charging this rate.
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Monthly pool service
Amount: $95.00 per month
Posted by: Joann M. Kujawa in Glendale, AZ.Posted: July 7th, 2015 07:07PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 270Firm: Cool pools
Cool Pools does everything and I do nothing. They brush, skim, empty baskets, adjust chemicals with the chemicals included, backwash, and vacuum when necessary though I have a pop-up cleaning system. They also inspect my pool equipment on every visit and let me know when something may need to be repaired.
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Weekly Service
Amount: $145.00 per month
Posted by: LAS in Dallas, TX.Posted: June 28th, 2015 11:06AM
Sq Ft of Pool: Firm: Blue Lagoons
We pay $145 a week for weekly service including cleaning and chemicals. A filter cleaning is $99 and is done twice a year.
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POOL CLEANING
Amount: $85.00 per month
Posted by: SANDY JAMES in PHOENIX, AZ.Posted: June 11th, 2015 05:06PM
Sq Ft of Pool: 25Firm: PROTEGE POOL SERVICES
THEY DO IT ALL! I DO NOTHING! FOR $85 A MONTH FOR WEEKLY CLEANING AND THAT IS HALF OF MOST COMPANIES CHARGE!
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Weekly pool cleaning in Phoenix, Az
Amount: $125.00 per month
Posted by: Sandie Micheal in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: June 6th, 2015 09:06AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 20000Firm:
Let's get real. You can't find a company in AZ under $100 a month that will do it all so you don't have to d I anything at all. I finally found Protege Pool Services in Peoria, AZ that only charges $85 flat rate a month and they do it all. And they don't lock you in a contract and never have hidden or additional fees. I have had a pool for 20+ years and this is the only company that has done an amazing job. My old company said $90 a month but added extra for vacuumvacuuming, backwashing, and more. Not Protege , they have been great.
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I clean pools (including my own)
Amount: $60.00 per month
Posted by: Steve The Taskman in Buena Park, CA.Posted: May 4th, 2015 11:05AM
$60 - $100 is the cost of materials (depending on the season and frequency of use) to keep my fairly large pool and pump (which are both over 30 yrs old) sanitized and in working, usable condition. This cost should generally be a bit lower with modern pools and equipment. Two important things: 1) Every pool is unique, and the factors that are involved when pricing a pool's maintenance are numerous, still, they are very straight-forward and pretty simple (are there nearby bushes and/or trees that are constantly "raining" debris into the pool?). These factors combine to form the labor costs and should be clearly stated by anyone bidding for your pool's care. 2) Pool cleaning services are not particularly "regulated" so any pool guy could charge any amount for maintaining a pool. This is actually favorable for competition, but all pool owners should realize this fact and then carefully scrutinize their pool service. Anyone maintaining a pool should communicate additional costs first.
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Pool service
Amount: $249.99 per month
Posted by: celeste contreras in Corpus Christi, TX.Posted: April 12th, 2015 09:04AM
Sq Ft of Pool: 800Firm:
Once a week pool service with chemicals
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